How Does Professional Spider Control Work?

In our Texas service area, we have several species of spider that can become a problem for homeowners. Some of them are mostly harmless such as house spiders, wolf spiders, and jumping spiders. Some are not so harmless, like black widows and brown recluse spiders. That is why we highly recommend that homeowners invest in a pest control plan that includes the management of spider threats. Here are some of the ways professional spider control works to make your home resistant to spiders infestations:

The foundation perimeter around your home is the most important area when it comes to preventing pest control problems. Your perimeter is where moisture-seeking pests tunnel around in the soil, where insects hide in your vegetation to avoid the midday sun, and where a wide range of pests including ants, rodents, and termites explore your foundation walls for a way inside. This area can be a hotspot for pest activity if you let it. However, we strongly recommend that you don’t.

When you have moisture pests hanging out in your landscaping, you're going to have spiders. That is just a simple fact. This is because spiders of all shapes, sizes, and venomosity can find something to eat in these kinds of environments. They'll establish their webs in your bushes, under your deck, and in every other recess they can find to catch the insects that congregate in these areas. Some are even bold enough to create webs right out in the open where you can conveniently walk through them, which can be extremely unpleasant, especially if you have a fear of spiders.

The foundation perimeter and the landscaping around your home is one of the trouble areas professional spider control focuses on. Appropriate treatments to your perimeter will create a barrier that can eliminate house spiders and other nuisance spiders, along with their food source.

During a visit to apply appropriate treatments, your pest control technician will take other steps to address the spiders on your property. The professionals will use a specialized tool to get rid of spider webs around your property. This will frustrate the spiders and may inspire them to choose a different location to acquire their food in. Your technician will also perform a detailed inspection to uncover any warning signs of dangerous spiders on your property. If black widow spiders or brown recluse spiders are detected, your technician will get with you to discuss a treatment strategy for those venomous spiders.

When spider problems arise inside or outside of your home, they can be tricky to solve as spiders can get into locations that are impossible for us to reach such as wall voids and some attic spaces. Therefore, attempting to arrest a spider infestation on your own with DIY spider treatments can cost you a lot of time and money as well as leave you at risk of bites from both nuisance and venomous spiders.

Professional spider control is systematic. Your technician will be able to properly identify what spiders you're dealing with and know where to apply traps to effectively monitor for spider activity, what conditions are conducive to your specific spiders, and where those spiders prefer to establish themselves. This is vital information when implementing the level of surveillance needed to ensure the complete resolution of your problem.

Along with professional pest control, it is important for Texas residents to take a few steps to help with spider control:

  • Keep your exterior trash in sealed receptacles; be sure to spray those receptacles down every once in a while to keep them clean.
  • If you have white outdoor lighting, consider replacing those bulbs with insect-resistant bulbs or simply keeping them turned off.
  • Remove any clutter from your foundation perimeter as spiders love to utilize clutter as hiding spots; they're particularly fond of stacked construction material or wood piles as the insects they feed on are commonly found in these locations.
  • If you have brush piles on your property, keep them away from your outside walls; venomous spiders prefer brush piles as they prey on larger bugs that hide under piles of brush.
  • Trim the bushes located close to your home to allow better airflow; this will allow your soil to stay drier and reduce bug populations.

For assistance with spider control, consider Advantage PLUS, Advantage Total, or Advantage Gold from Innovative Pest Control! All of these year-round pest control programs offer control for venomous insects, scorpions, and brown recluse spiders. No Texas home should be without this essential protection! Get yours in place today by reaching out to us at Innovative Pest Control and scheduling a free, no-obligation pest control inspection with us. We'll send an experienced pest control professional right to your door at no charge to you!

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